Revisiting the European Union as Empire (Critical European Studies #4) (Hardcover)

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By Hartmut Behr (Editor), Yannis A. Stivachtis (Editor)
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The European Union's stalled expansion, the Euro deficit and emerging crises of economic and political sovereignty in Greece, Italy and Spain have significantly altered the image of the EU as a model of progressive civilization. However, despite recent events the EU maintains its international image as the paragon of European politics and global governance.

This book unites leading scholars on Europe and Empire to revisit the view of the European Union as an 'imperial' power. It offers a re-appraisal of the EU as empire in response to geopolitical and economic developments since 2007 and asks if the policies, practices, and priorities of the Union exhibit characteristics of a modern empire.

This text will be of key interest to students and scholars of the EU, European studies, history, sociology, international relations, and economics.

About the Author

Hartmut Behr is Professor of International Politics at Newcastle University, UK. Ioannis A. Stivachtis is Associate Professor of Political Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781138818194
ISBN-10: 1138818194
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2015
Pages: 196
Language: English
Series: Critical European Studies